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How To: Write A Letter From Teachers To Parents

Parental involvement is a crucial ingredient in the success of many children. Teachers know the saying all too well that it takes more than a village to raise a child, for one - it takes parental involvement. Thus, it is important for teachers to reach out to parents in that first week of school. Teachers should write a formal letter that is welcoming and easily comprehensible to the parent and the student. This letter should be able to communicate that the teacher values the child’s educatio...

How To: Tie off a suspension ring for rope bondage

If you're planning on doing some bondage knots, you better learn how to do it right. This video shows you how to properly tie off a titanium suspension ring for use in your bondage activities. This video is clear and straight forward, using a large piece of rope, making it easy to see exactly how it's done. Remember to be careful with your S&M knots, especially if you're suspending someone's weight.

How To: Spell words in cursive handwriting

Typically taught during the elementary school years, cursive writing builds on the letter formation of block letters or printing. The pencil doesn’t leave the paper in cursive writing and letters flow together. If you don't know how to do this, check out this video tutorial. Learn to write cursive, step by step.

How To: Understand and Provide Indirect Care for CNA Certification

What is Indirect Care? Does it affect the CNA's exam result? Indirect Care entails your behavior in terms of how you communicate with the resident, valuing residents' rights and residents' safety and security. Indirect Care is absolutely important because: (1) it is a graded performance, (2) it has separate score ratings, and (3 )it greatly affects the testees' overall performance during the clinical skills exam.

How To: Write in cursive and more

This is a tutorial segment of basic steps of hand writing. Mary Dixon is the instructor for this tutorial segment. First you should keep in mind that you should keep the pencil with correct positioning. Assure that you have a comfortable grip on it. For proper positioning of your pencil, you should use three fingers. The first finger represents the third or long finger of your hand. The second one is the thumb and no. 3 is your index finger or second finger that is held on the top of the penc...

How To: Make classroom pointer sticks

Shelley Lovett with Child Care Land demonstrates how to make your own classroom pointer sticks. You can use pointer sticks as a prompt to help enhance learning in your classroom. You can make the pointers in accordance with holiday seasons. To make a pointer, you will need a 12-inch wooden dowel, an unfinished wooden shape, paint and accessories for decoration. First, paint your dowel and wood topper in your desired color. Next, using a hot glue gun, glue the shape to the dowel. Apply embelli...

How To: Write a DBQ (or document-based question) essay

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to write a document-based question essay. Data base question essays evaluates student ability to formulate and support an answer of documentary evidence. Each document based question is broken into 2 parts: short answer and essay. The short answer assess student ability to analyze student documents individually. The essay assess the student ability to synthesize and create an essay based on an assortment of documents. The essay should contain an intro...

How To: Use Pattern Blocks Art in the Classroom

This HowTo is about using Pattern Blocks in the classroom. All you need is a classroom set of pattern blocks and a camera. Each student or group of students is given a set of pattern blocks and a time limit. The assignment: make an artwork that illustrates the concept of symmetry, small enough to fit on a single student desk. When the art is finished, take a photograph of it and then let the students vote to choose their favorites.

How To: Demonstrate Newton's law of inertia

This short video clip shows seven demonstrations of Isaac Newton’s first law of motion– the law of inertia. Newton’s law of inertia states that objects moving at constant velocity will continue moving at constant velocity, unless acted upon by an outside unbalanced force. Six of these demonstrations (excluding number six) are from Tik Liem’s book Invitations to Science Inquiry.

How To: Make writing left-handed easier

This video tutorial offers advice and demonstrations on writing left handed for parents and teachers of left handed children. This comprehensive, educational left-handed writing guide covers the challenges for left-handers, writing problems, writing solutions, and helpful equipment. Check out this video teaching tutorial and learn how to make writing left-handed easier for the south paws in your life.

How To: Safely remove a lace hair system

This step-by-step video demonstrates how to properly and safely remove your hair replacement system. You will need spray or dab on adhesive remover, toilet paper, and isopropyl alcohol. These tools should help you remove your hair effectively.

How To: Easily write a great thesis statement

Ahh, the thesis statement. Two words I haven't read or heard since I was in college. Two words that tortured me for a good year in high school. Anyway, this video tutorial gives you an understanding of what a thesis statement is and how to write a great one. Pay attention and good luck!

How To: Teach your kids a counting song: "Ten Little Penguins"

Shelley Lovett shows how to teach kids a spin on the "Ten Little Indians" song. that she calls "Ten Little Penguins." She has a simple prop to make the song more fun for young kids. She has a pair of black gloves to which she has glued a little card-stock penguin to each finger. She said you may want to laminate them to make them last longer. As she sings the sings about each penguin, she moves that finger so that the children can count along with the song. You can go to her website at Childc...

How To: Study for the QuickBooks advanced certification test

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to prepare for the Advanced Certification exam in an interactive day long, live session with an Advanced Certified Pro advisor! Get a jump start on becoming a QuickBooks Advanced Certified Pro Advisor. Learn how advanced certification can help you grow your business and continue to improve your skills. You will understand what advanced certification is, why it is important to your practice and how it can benefit you and your clients. Learn how to effi...

How To: Do sand writing as a children's sensory activity

Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she has found colored sand is at Wal-Mart, but it is also available at craft stores and perhaps even at Home Depot or Lowes. You spread a thin layer of the sand onto the baking sheet and try to make it pretty even. For very yo...

How To: Breath during a speech

Breath control is the key to giving a good, clear speech to an audience. Get tips on proper breathing exercises before and during a speech from a communications and public speaking expert in this free instructional video series.

How To: Write in cursive

In this video, we learn how to write in cursive. When you are writing in cursive, you will want the angles of your letters to flow together so you can connect one letter to the next without stopping your pen or pencil. The capital letters and lower-case letters will all look different from one another. Practice writing out each of the betters with their upper and lower-case to get a feel for how to write them out correctly. Once finished, start to write easy and simple small words and make su...

How To: Write a thesis statement easily

A thesis statement can be one of the most difficult parts when it comes to writing a paper. Not only can it be confusing, but it can drive a person mad! Okay well not mad, but it can certainly casue some people to get a tad bit irritated. So to avoid that negative feeling, watch this tutorial on how to write one. You'll thank us by writing your own paper about how we are so cool!

How To: Study for a test

In this how-to video, you will learn how to properly study for a test or for homework. The author offers a few great tips. You should avoid cramming and study well before the test date. Make a list of everything that is going to be on the test. Memorize facts and formulas. Make up questions that you think are going to be on the test. Take all the school tools you need in order to complete the test. Lastly, if you prepare well, you will have a great chance of doing well. You should try to stud...

How To: Avoid plagiarism by citing correctly

Writing papers can be a long, difficult process that can take up any sutdent's Friday night or worse: weekend. It's a common fact that most students need to cit a source when using a direct quote or piece of information obtained from any magazine, book, or even film. But a big problem is that there are some who do not undrstand the basic need to cite correctly in order to avoid plagiarism. Not doing so can result in some bad things happening for that pupil. So sit back, pay attention, and fin...

How To: Make Handwriting Fun

Letter formation can be fun! Few children enjoy traditional handwriting practice. Copying the same black letters over and over again with a pencil is boring! Here is how you can make letter formation fun while practicing with your child at home.

How To: Write Poetry

Poetry to me is an expression of the sudden noteworthy inner thought, that arrives unexpectedly in an ephemeral, fleeting form. When you are attracted to the idea of creating some verses, do not sit there with the pen in your hand trying to force yourself to create poetry. If anything, you will produce something boring, you will pull words by the ear, and use too many of them absolutely unnecessarily. It is because you do not have direction, and if you think you do, than it is something too t...

How To: Make a how-to video

Want to make your own instructional video? Check out this instructional video to learn how to make an instructional video. This tutorial offers a few basic tips on how to make a tutorial video. Make your own tutorial by watching this instructional video and following the simple step by step instructions!

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